SD&G – Politicians were focusing on seniors across SD&G this past week with a number of announcements.
MP Guy Lauzon announced $25,000 for Our Lady of the Rosary Parish in Crysler for a number of building upgrades, which has allowed it to continue offering educational workshops for seniors on internet and financial abuse.
The money came from last year’s New Horizons for Seniors Program.
The Crysler Community Center also got 25-grand for this year to build a gazebo and buy picnic tables to create an activity space for sports.
Meantime, MPP Jim McDonell delivered a cheque for $23,500 at the Martintown Community Center.
The grant will allow the township to strike a stakeholder committee, including people from the senior population, and hire a consultant to create a so-called “aging plan” to make sure the needs of seniors are met.
Thirty-seven per cent of South Glengarry’s population is over the age of 55, according to the township.